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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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NOT MY NORM, Low back pain cant sit up,mostly mucus in stool, colitis diag in 08 dont know what type.NO BLOOD.narcotics not helping.whats going on?

NOT MY NORM, Low back pain  cant sit up,mostly mucus in stool, colitis diag in 08 dont know what type.NO BLOOD.narcotics not helping.whats going on?

Need exam in person: Based on your complaint and description, you need to visit your local doctor for a low back exam. it could be viscerosomatic (colitis bothering back) or could be musculoskeletal. You may need to go down both paths, a colonoscopy and some physical therapy, x rays and possibly an MRI. ...Read more

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Is anal mucus discharge part of colitis or proctitis?

Is anal mucus discharge part of colitis or proctitis?

Could be but: Also could be due to hemorrhoids, abscess or fistula or tumors of the colon or rectum. If this is chronic , you should be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Bm mucus. Is this an indication of pseudomembranous colitis?

Bm mucus. Is this an indication of pseudomembranous colitis?

Not likely: There are many other causes of mucus in stool. If that is your only symptom, not likely to be pseudomembranous colitis which is associated with the use of broad spectrum antibiotics. The latter usually causes much more significant symptoms of diearhea with or without bleeding, abdominal pain. If it is suspected, see your doctor for a simple test to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have ulcerative colitis, I usually have light blood when I go through a flare but past 2 days I've noticed black blood or mucus on tissue too???

I have ulcerative colitis, I usually have light blood when I go through a flare but past 2 days I've noticed black blood or mucus on tissue too???

Call GI or your GP: If you are worried about a flare with symptoms that are atypical for you, contact your treating physician. A little blood is not as worrisome as black stools (melena) and mucoid stools. Your doctor may want to run tests to check for anemia and inflammation or prescribe a medicine to help with your flare. Be sure to hydrate well and to use your usual pain control regimen. ...Read more

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My 19 months old son has mucus in his stools. in december 2013 he was diagnosed mith colitis and clostridium difficile there is no blood seen.

My 19 months old son has mucus in his stools.  in december 2013 he was diagnosed mith colitis and clostridium difficile there is no blood seen.

Your question?: I don't know what your question is, but you need to take your son to your pediatrician promptly for further evaluation. C. diff has a nasty way of recurring and just because "no blood is seen" doesn't mean there's no blood in his stool. I certainly hope the mucus isn't a sign of something serious, but you need to find out for certain. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have colitis i only had mucus last week blood in stool dry stool no symptoms or pain i'm a hypochondria dr and nurse say i'm crazy?

How to tell if I have colitis i only had mucus last week blood in stool dry stool no symptoms or pain i'm a hypochondria dr and nurse say i'm crazy?

Colitis: The only way to be completely sure is to do colonoscopy. Only a doc can do it. However, based on your symptoms and physical exam and some labwork, they can tell you with some probability whether it is one or another disease. ...Read more

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ER diagnosed me colitis. Have no appetite, diarrha pure mucus, fever, nausea. They didnt say which colitis. Does this sound right or seek 2nd opinion?

ER diagnosed me colitis. Have no appetite, diarrha pure mucus, fever, nausea. They didnt say which colitis. Does this sound right or seek 2nd opinion?

Gastroenteritis: I understand your concern. If you do not have abdominal pain or high fever, Respect Healing Power of your Body. If your symptoms have not increased in intensity, feel the relief Please do not focus on diagnosis; it may be Gastroenteritis. Focus on Recovery from these symptoms and overall good Functioning . Your Health is Precious! ...Read more

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Was told i was cured of microscopic colitis and it is IBS, I'm still passing blood and mucus with very little stool and extreme pain, what is this?

More than IBS: Passing blood, mucus and abdominal pain with diarrhea are classic symptoms for IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), either Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis (UC). Microscopic colitis is another variation of IBD. You could have IBS but passing blood is NOT a symptom of IBS. It is imperative that you see a gastrointestinal (GI) specialist for evaluation, i.e. colonoscopy and biopsy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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